Spine Poetry. What is Spine Poetry?. A book spine cento is a found poem composed from book titles. Cento: a poetical work composed solely of verses or passages taken from other authors. You create the poem by stacking the books into lines of poetry Poems can be topical or tell a story. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Spine PoetryWhat is Spine Poetry?A book spine cento is a found poem composed from book titles.Cento: a poetical work composed solely of verses or passages taken from other authors.You create the poem by stacking the books into lines of poetryPoems can be topical or tell a story.CATS
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Spine Poem Haiku
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Tips for Creating a Spine PoemCheck out examples of spine poems.Get to a place with plenty of books. A library works nicely.Start looking at titles, and see what strikes you. Arrange and rearrange in your head. The best part of this type of poetry is the fact that you dont know where youll end up.Have a pencil and paper with you to write down titles that stand out you can refer back to them later.Dont be afraid to use the library catalog to look up titles with specific words or phrases that fit.
Your AssignmentCreate 5-8 lines of spine poetry. This can be several poems or one longer poem.You must use the physical book to create your poem.Choose a title that ties together your ideas.Once your poem is complete, we must take a photo.All books must be reshelved.